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Top 5 Hotels Near Universal Studios Hollywood | Reviews & Perks

While you may not spend a ton of time in your hotel room when visiting Universal Studios Hollywood, making the right hotel choice can sometimes make or break a great trip to the park.

From spending top long in LA traffic getting to Universal or ending up with a hotel that doesn't quite meet the expectations of the photographs, there's a lot you'll want to consider before finally booking that hotel.

We're here to detail our five favorite hotels near Universal Studios Hollywood to help narrow down your choices and help you have the best vacation possible!

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 Sheraton Universal Hotel

#5: Lexen Hotel - North Hollywood

Coming in at fifth place on our list of top 5 hotels near Universal Studios is the Lexen Hotel in North Hollywood. 

Located just 3 miles from Universal Studios Hollywood, and averaging a 10 minute drive, the Lexen Hotel is an outstanding combination of value and proximity to the park.

Lexen North Hollywood Hotel Interior

The Lexen Hotel is also the cheapest hotel on this list, but still features modern amenities, clean room and great service.

While it may not be as luxurious as the rest of the hotels on this list, it's a great value for the price and still a very good quality hotel that is consistently well reviewed by guests. 

#4: Loews Hollywood Hotel

Just slightly closer to Universal Studios Hollywood, and a bit more premium is the Loews Hollywood Hotel.

For the price point, the Loews Hollywood Hotel is a great way to experience a premium hotel without paying an obscene amount of money. The Loews Hollywood is also only 2.8 miles from Universal Studios Hollywood.

Loews Hollywood Room Interior

However, it's smack in the middle of Hollywood which is a popular tourist spot and traffic can sometimes get a bit crazy and could take you anywhere between 15-20 minutes to get to Universal Studios Hollywood despite being less than 3 miles away.

The surrounding area also isn't the best, but Loews provides a premium experience at a more affordable price than most comparable hotels in the area.

Loews Hollywood Lobby

If you don't mind being a bit long of a drive to Universal Studios Hollywood, and being in a very touristy area, then the Loews Hollywood Hotel is a great way to get a premium hotel experience at a really great rate.

#3: Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport

The Marriott Burbank Airport hotel is the furthest hotel on our list from Universal Studios Hollywood at just over 5 and a half miles and a 15 minute drive from the park. 

In terms of overall value, the Marriott Burbank Airport hotel is the best on this list, especially if you'll be flying in or out of the Burbank Airport (free shuttle included!).

While the rooms are in need of a refresh, they aren't too dated, but with the Marriott name you know you'll always be taken care of with quality service.

Prices to this hotel are relatively affordable and are in a generally good area of the city accessible to a lot of other attractions as well if you're looking to explore outside of Universal Studios Hollywood. 

If you're looking for an good quality, affordable hotel near the airport and Universal Studios Hollywood, then you can't beat the Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. 

#2: Hilton Universal City

We want to start this section off by noting there is a huge difference between our #2 and #1 hotels and all the other hotels on our list - the proximity of these hotels to Universal Studios Hollywood are just a short walk or shuttle ride!

The Hilton Universal City hotel is actually the closest you can get to Universal Studios Hollywood with a walk that takes less than 5 minutes to get to the front of the park.

Universal Hollywood Superstar Shuttle

Even if that walk sounds too long, Universal offers a shuttle service from the Hilton that will drop you off at the main entrance in just 2-3 minutes. 

While the Hilton Universal City certainly commands a premium for being so close to Universal Studios, the price tag might just be worth it for the ultimate convenience.

View from Hilton Universal City Hotel

The only ding we have against the Hilton is, like many hotels in the area, it is in need of refresh, especially at the current price point. 

While the room and amenity quality is decent, you're certainly paying for the convenience above all else. 

#1: Sheraton Universal Hotel

Topping our list of best hotels near Universal Studios Hollywood is the Sheraton Universal Hotel.

From being just steps away from Universal Studios (in all fairness it is slightly further than the Hilton Universal City), a glamorous lobby, and trendy, modern rooms, the Sheraton Universal Hotel is our favorite place to stay in the area!

Sheraton Universal Hollywood Hotel

Be prepared for a heftier price tag than most hotels on this list in exchange for the premium rooms and proximity to Universal Studios, but we often to find room rates aligned with the Hilton Universal City. 

While the Hilton might be closer, the Sheraton has it beat in overall hotel quality. You'll also have shuttle access to Universal, so you really won't be spending anymore time on your feet if you don't want to. 

Sheraton Universal Hollywood Lobby

If there's one negative comment we have about the Sheraton, it's going to be the pool.

The pool is in desperate need of a refresh, and sticks out a bit from the rest of this luxurious resort. 

But overall we can't recommend the Sheraton Universal Hotel enough and if it's within your lodging budget while planning your visit to Universal Studios Hollywood, then book it ASAP!



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